The Contributor, Vol. 6

The Contributor, Vol. 6 : A Monthly Magazine of Home Literature; May, 1885 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Contributor, Vol. 6: A Monthly Magazine of Home Literature; May, 1885 Antiochus IV was a monster of cruelty and an active persecutor of the unhappy Jews. He sold the High Priesthood to the highest bidder, and then, under pre tense of suppressing as a rebellion against himself, the quarrel of the rival claim ants for the office, marched to Judea, captured Jerusalem by assault, pillaged and massacred many of the inhabitants, and having shamefully polluted the temple, plundered it of its most costly treasures. He also made strenuous efforts to force the Greek religion. Upon the Jews, and the cruel outrages by him perpetrated finally roused the oppressed people to a frenzy of patrie otic resistance. The Almighty raised up two deliverers, Mattathias, a priest, and his warlike son, Judas Maccabaeus, who lifted the standard of revolt. Judas repeatedly defeated the Assyrian forces, though they usually outnumbered his 'own ten to one, and having retaken Jerusalem. Cleansed the temple and restored the services. This hero was slain at the battle of Eleasa, where, with but eight hundred followers he all but defeated the Assyrian army, twenty two thousand strong. This was in the year 160 _b. C. Jonathan Maccabaeus, brother to Judas, carried on the warfare, and was finally recognized and installed as High Priest and Prince of Judea, and restored to Jerusalem in B. C. 153. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 85g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 51 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
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  • 9780243275540